State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.
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Episode 6: Not compact, and barely contiguous

Written by Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief | May 15, 2017 4:02 AM

Have you suddenly started hearing the word "gerrymandering" a whole lot?

Well, there's a good reason.

With redistricting-related bills now sitting in both the state House and Senate, activists pushing for a constitutional amendment to change Pennsylvania's legislative redistricting process have been out in force to raise awareness.

PennLive's Wallace McKelvey and the Philly Inquirer's Angela Coloumbus join us on the podcast this week to explain how Pennsylvania's exquisitely gerrymandered districts came to be, and to discuss the many, many ways this political tactic impacts every level of state politics.

Tune in for that, as well as updates on some other legislation currently crawling through the chambers. And feel free to email and tweet comments and questions to or @katieemeyer4

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